North River Dental Care

Are Dentures Right for Me?

Different configurations of dentures

If you are missing a few teeth or many teeth, you may be considering dentures as an option for replacing these teeth. But are dentures right for you, and what kind of dentures would be the best for your unique smile?

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are custom restorations that are designed to replace a few missing teeth on the same arch. They can be a great option for patients who are missing several teeth and don’t want to have several single dental implants placed. Each partial denture has metal clasps that attach securely to the nearby teeth to hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are completely removable, and they take just a few seconds to put in and take out.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth on one arch. If you have just a few remaining top teeth or bottom teeth that are not in the best shape, we may recommend having these teeth extracted so that a full denture can be created. This is a cost-effective way for you to once again enjoy a natural-looking, complete smile. Traditional full dentures are removable and rest on top of the gums, held in place using a denture adhesive. Dentures can also be secured with dental implants.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures can be used to restore a patient’s smile relatively easily. It is not an invasive treatment unless a patient elects to have some of their teeth extracted before getting dentures or to have their dentures anchored with implants. Our durable dentures are customized to look as similar to natural teeth as possible so that patients can smile with confidence and ease. Maintenance is straightforward with daily brushing and soaking in a denture cleaner.

The best way to determine your ideal tooth-replacement option is by scheduling a consultation with our Fredericksburg dental team. Contact North River Dental Care today!


Dentures & dental implants images from Authority Dental under CC 2.0

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